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What's your opinion on compensated Glocks?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by t_dickinson, May 24, 2010.

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  1. t_dickinson

    t_dickinson Member

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    I carried a 22C aas my first civilian LE duty weapon and loved it. Sends up a wild V flame at night and would probably burn like crazy if fired high off the hip but it tames the snappy .40 down to a hiccup. Anyone else shoot these in another calibur? What are the pros and cons? Are they collectable at all or just a matter of taste? Love to hear what you all think.

    After the Beretta I just posted about, I'm going for a G19 for my lovely wife. She loves the feel of my 23 but not the recoil. I wonder if a 19C would be a good choice.
     
  2. John Parker

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    I don't think that compensation cuts are neccessary on the 19. It's very, very mild to shoot as it is. Different beast than the .40 23.
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    I've never actually fired a comped Glock, but ...
    Agreed. The hole through the barrel that the bullet comes out of is sufficient. ;) I feel no need for extra ones. :p
     
  4. t_dickinson

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    Quote: "The hole through the barrel that the bullet comes out of is sufficient."

    Hahahaha! Has someone ever collected the funny sh!* people say here and put it in a thread? I'm sure the 19 is mild as is. Just wanted to hear opinions about the compensation in general. I don't see many around the range.
     
  5. Matrix187

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    I carry my glock 20 SF /w 200 gr hardcasts up here in Montana. I hike through some pretty brushy areas, and wade through a lot of water. I feel the grooves in the barrel *might* compromise reliability. Plus, I can handle the glock 20 uncompensated just fine.
     
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    The compensated models are a big no-no as far as duty weapons are concerned. A gentleman I know was carrying a G21C during a night time gun fight, he said that it was a huge mistake because he was blind after he fired the first shot at the felon.

    I have shot a G21C and it was very very nice. Felt like I was shooting a 9mm.

    The G19 is an excellent choice by the way. It is my Girlfriend's pistol of choice.
     
  7. gofastman

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    why not just get an aftermarket ported barrel and a regular glock?
     
  8. Matrix187

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    Because the slide is cut into on compensated glocks right? So if you bought a normal glock the aftermraket barrel would have to be longer than stock length.
     
  9. Hk Dan

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    Eh. I've shot 'em at night and it isn't a big deal. I'vr shot 'em from retention and it isn't a big deal. Puff of gas, flash of light, not enough to wreck your night vision--I wouldn't carry one because I think it would cause addional legal issues, but the mechanics are fine.
     
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    I have similar experience to HK Dan. I think a lot of people comment on that which they do not know first-hand. If the gun is going to produce blinding flash with the ports, it will also do it without the ports. It depends on the powder in the round.
     
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    While I wouldn't carry it for SD, I do have a G17C Gen 2. I have several G17's but when it comes to shooting steel plates fast, the 17C is LOTS faster with follow-up shots. While the 9mm has very little recoil as it stands, the C model takes an already minimal recoil and makes it nearly zero. It's really quite cool. I love how the 17C shoots. It's one of my favorite range guns.
     
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    I gotta hear this...
     
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    Exactly, the un-burnt/currently burning powder has to escape some where, whether it be the ports or the end of the barrel, it is eventually going to come out as a flash.


    If you have the cash you can buy the compensated model, and then put a non-compensated after-market barrel in, have the best of both worlds, with out having an extra two inches of barrel sticking out the front of your gun.
     
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    I got a kick out of reading this. I shoot the non-comp G21 and G19, regularly, back-to-back. The G21 is a soft-shooting gun, already. The G19 has a bit more snap, if anything, between the two, AFAIC.
     
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    My thought exactly.
     
  17. t_dickinson

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    It was a large midwest Sheriff's Office. I will stand by my statement that the 22C has a huge effect on the recoil of the .40 S&W I have a considerable amount of experience firing this round from several different weapons In my opinion when compared to a solid slide and barrel there is no comparison; hiccup. It's all relative.
     
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    Reaper and Rmfnla,

    hahaha you beat me to it! Why would that pose any of a problem???? ... funny.
     
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    Not sure I agree. First, the compensator cuts are back from the muzzle, so there will be more combustion still taking place when the bullet passes them then when it exits the muzzle. It would make the flash a bit more like that from a shorter barreled pistol.

    Second, the flash would be directed upwards in front of your face instead of forwards where the body of the gun blocks part of it. I know with standard barrels, I am aware of more flash when watching someone shoot and seeing the muzzle flash from the side then I am when I shoot the same gun and see only the sides of the muzzle flash around the gun.
     
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    I had a Glock35 that I sold because I needed the money and today I would trade a Colt 1911 for it again.
     
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    Compensated? Do you mean if someone paid me would I carry a Glock? Probably still wouldn't! LOL!!
     
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    I have shot the 23c and it was an amazing gun. It had very little snap or recoil to it compared to the other 40s i have shot. I would say that it was pretty much the same as shooting my CZ 9mm.

    I wouldnt mind having a 23c at some point.
     
  23. DFW1911

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    I have a G22C and have shot it at night with no ill effects to my night vision. As the OP stated, it does a lot to take the snap out of the .40's recoil.

    The oft-touted "comp'ed guns ruin your night vision" is about as true as the "just rack the slide of your shotgun and they'll run away" myth...just a little newer and, uh, flashier :)

    It's not like the thing blasts two huge plumes of blinding fire out of the ports, blinding the shooter, the shootee, bystanders, and setting aflame any combustible around. On the contrary, as Hk Dan stated, "puff of gas, flash of light;" same experience as mine.

    Yep, this "shooters' urban legend" has been overdone by quite a stretch.

    Thanks,
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